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show for you tonight. our guest diane ravitch here to talk bed case and he education reform. ladies and gentlemen, there are many consequence to its growing cascade of revelations about our nation's spying activities. most recently the bugging of german chancellor angela merkel's cell phone and lederhossen drawers. (laughter) and the fact that the united states pretended to be her onlean boy friend for two years. two years-- ! but perhaps i never realized how acute and dire the fallout of this may be until i saw this shocking story. >> russian leaders are denying reports of spying on overseas leaders. they are accused of passing out bugged gift bags at last month's g-20 summit. >> jon: bugged gift bags! before all these revelations we could have jumped all over this story with good old-fashioned american con desession and smug superiority, thrown out a little boris and natasha reference. done a little yaukoff smirnoff, in russia gift bag rummage through you, but now-- (laughter) i can only smear at how ham handed their spying is. >> delegates were given usb pem ree sticks and phone
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, my guest tonight research professor of education at nyu also an author, her latest book sell called reign of error the hopes of the privatization and danger of america's public school, please welcome back to the program, diane ravitch. >> hello. >> thank you. >> how are you? >> great, thank you. wonderful. >> nice to see you again. >> wonderful, was laughing my head off at the earlier segment, loved it. >> really quite amusing, we are. we work on that for at least an hour and a half a day. >> reign of error the hopes of the privatization movement and danger to america's public school. for me the most surprising thing in the book is you spend a great deal of time, one of the assumptions that we make in this country is that the public education system is broken. you make the case here that it's not correct. >> actually, no, it's not true at all. what i did was to look at all the data and i found out that the test scores today are the highest ever in history. graduation rates highest ever in history. dropout rates lowest ever in history and i came to the conclusion that kids tod
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, education baaaad. wait a minute, what if a student wants a loan to go to bible school school? brain freeze! but, of course, msnbc sometimes asks as well but sarcastically. >> wisconsin has been losing jobs for six straight months since walker's budget went into effect. ask yourself the question is that a good thing or a bad thing. >> we've seen for the record 21 straight months of private sector growth. mr. romney is that a good thing or a bad thing. if the government today stops a pennsylvania pool from kicking out black kids is in a a good thing or bad thing? >> jon: the answer to all three are what are you (bleep) stupid? but cnn, they genuinely seem not to know. good thing, bad thing? they really don't know. so much so that sometimes they have to use their phone-a-friend lifeline. >> good thing or bad thing to shut the federal government down for a few days. seven in ten americans say a bad thing. nearly six in ten americans say it's a bad thing. nearly 4-10 say it would be a good thifnlg remember that. >> jon: but also remember this. nearly six in ten of you believe in angels.
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, mommy bloggers that come to new york and they are educating them about the safety of the sport and it is all about that message to younger players. >> stewart: everything with the nfl now seems to be, guys, to the players, keep the violence off the field, please, just do it in your personal lives. take it zero out on the ones you love. >> well -- i mean, clearly the message is, this is -- we need the find a way to be safe. >> stewart: right. >> but that concept is ridiculous at the nfl level. >> stewart: that is sort of the point is what do you do at some level? and five minutes, stick around. "league of denial", on the bookshelves now, it is like a mystery novel and have they read this handle contacted you at the nfl? >> we haven't heard a word from them. >> stewart: that is not good. >> i had nothing to do with this book. mark fainaru-wada, we will be right back with a little bit more. that's our show. here it is, your moment of zen. >> once again we are talking about obamacare because it is halloween and let's